Do you ever have those days where you just can’t get inspired? My kids have been out of school for 1 week and I am exhausted!! Our summer schedule hasn’t even really started yet and I can barely keep up. I was asking my kids tonight to “inspire me” so I could get my post together. The only response was from my youngest son – “Why don’t you do a post on why you like me best?” Oh – great idea … thanks big guy!
So here is my inspiration for today … my yummy dinner from last night. I know I don’t normally do recipes but this was a good one. I found it on Pinterest – it was originally on FoodieCrush.com.
I am a Chinese Chicken Salad fanatic. I order it a lot when I go out – but my favorite is the Applebee’s version. It is so delicious, but the calorie count is a bit outrageous. This recipe is a lower calorie version and super yummy. My entire family devoured this salad and I doubled the recipe.
Here is the recipe:
1-2 packages of fried Wonton strips (you can find these in the produce dept. by the croutons)
4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1 chicken breast, shredded
2 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted lightly
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
2 cups cooked fusilli pasta noodles, cooled
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable or grapeseed oil
6 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame oil (add more to taste if you prefer a strong sesame taste)
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons light soy sauce
2 tablespoon sesame seeds (do not double – it is too much)
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1. In a large bowl, combine lettuce, chicken breast, green onion, almonds and pasta.
2. Combine dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk well until sugar dissolves. Dress lettuce mixture with 2-3 tablespoons of sesame dressing and top with sesame seeds and wonton strips and serve.
This is a wonderful summer salad that is light but very filling. I hope you give it a try – it will be worth it.
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Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Hope your life is more heaven than havoc!
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